PlayStation Now will be discontinued on older platforms in August

Sony has announced it will be discontinuing support for the game-streaming service PlayStation Now on older platforms like PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita later this year.

PlayStation Now senior marketing manager Brian Dunn made the announcement, saying that Sony wants to focus its PlayStation Now efforts exclusively on PlayStation 4 and PC:

“After thoughtful consideration, we decided to shift our focus and resources to PS4 and Windows PC to further develop and improve the user experience on these two devices. This move puts us in the best position to grow the service even further. If you use any of the above devices, we want to give our heartfelt thanks for your support, and we hope you’ll continue with us. Remember that all of your PS Now cloud game saves can easily be accessed on both PS4 and Windows PC.”

All 2016 Sony Bravia televisions will lose PlayStation Now support on April 1, 2017. If you own any of the following devices, you’ll be able to enjoy the benefits of PlayStation Now until August 15, 2017:

  • PlayStation 3
  • PlayStation Vita and PlayStation TV
  • All 2013, 2014, 2015 Sony Bravia TV models
  • All Sony Blu-ray player models
  • All Samsung TV models

Judging by the comments in the announcement post, PlayStation Vita owners are taking this news especially hard, which isn’t surprising considering the fact that PlayStation Now support was one of the few solid reasons Vita owners were using to justify their purchase.